How To Get Back In Shape
Find a Yoga Instructor
Do Yoga at Home with DVDs
Yoga - Yoga is more
than an exercise program. While its practice is particularly good for your overall health, it targets not only
your body, but your mind and spirit also.
Before you begin a yoga exercise program to get back in shape, it is best to get
some professional instruction so that you understand the principles and understand the proper feel.
If you have a particular health condition, you may want to try
Restorative Yoga so you will want to find a Yoga Instructor with this additional
Yoga balances, strengthens, and stretches your body. It improves
your breathing. Its emphasis on postural muscle control, is particularly good for people who have special
physical concerns, such as back pain, as they work on getting back in shape. And it also emphasizes
What Type of Yoga
Should I Do?
There are many types or styles of Yoga. If you are choosing yoga to
get back in shape, begin with a more therapeutic or gentle type of yoga such as
- Iyengar Yoga especially their Restorative
Yoga, named for B.K.S. Iyengar.
- Viniyoga and
- Integral Yoga are also forms of yoga well
suited to those trying to get back in shape.
Ashtanga Yoga is a more vigorous style of yoga and more difficult for a
beginner or person with an special health or joint concern, but it is good for someone who wants a more
difficult conditioning workout.
Find a Yoga
Instructor - Ask a potential yoga instructor
about their training, experience
and whether or not the style of Yoga they teach is appropriate for your condition and what
you want to achieve as far as getting back in shape. Do they teach privately or in classes?
Or consider expert online instruction in Rodney
Yee's, Yoga Club
Find a Yoga
Studio - Iyengar
*Our personal bias is that in general, it is better to try to find yoga instruction
in a yoga studio rather than at the gym, especially if you are looking for more experienced yoga
excellent beginning Yoga DVD with Patricia Walden, a yoga instructor of Iyengar, is available
One of our Back in Shape Buddies is raving about a course they
recently attended called, Taoist Longevity Breathing Yoga. It is a course put on by
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If you want to do Yoga at home, either try Gaiam's Yoga
Club or one of these DVDs:
Any one of the above DVD's will get your home yoga practice off to a good
start. However, their prices are so reasonable that you may
want to get all three!
You may also want to start with a yoga kit: mat, blocks and strap and you are
all set to turn your home into your yoga studio. Namaste.
Valeo Yoga Kit
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